Sashenka - The Moscow Trilogy (Paperback)
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Paperback 640 Pages / Published: 12/03/2009
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The first part in Simon Sebag Montefiore's bestselling Moscow Trilogy

Winter, 1916.

In St Petersburg, snow is falling in a country on the brink of revolution.

Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just sixteen. As her mother parties with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka slips into the frozen night to play her role in a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction.

Twenty years on, Sashenka has a powerful husband and two children. Around her people are disappearing but her own family is safe.But she's about to embark on a forbidden love affair which will have devastating consequences. Sashenka's story lies hidden for half a century, until a young historian goes deep into Stalin's private archives and uncovers a heart-breaking story of passion and betrayal, savage cruelty and unexpected heroism - and one woman forced to make an unbearable choice ...

From warring dynasties to royal rabbits, Simon Sebag Montefiore has many strings to his literary bow. A historian, journalist, presenter, biographer and novelist he is best known for his contributions to history including Catherine the Great and Potemkin and Jerusalem: the Biography as well as two biographies of Stalin: Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar and Young Stalin (which won the Costa Biography Award). He is also the author of the acclaimed Moscow Trilogy of novels Sashenka, One Night in Winter and Red Sky at Noon as well as The Royal Rabbits of London in collaboration with his wife, the author Santa Montefiore.


Read a Waterstones exclusive Q&A with Simon Sebag Montefiore where he discusses the novel Red Sky at Noon and returning to the Moscow Trilogy for a final time.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552154574
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Gripping from start to finish. The perfect mixture of sweeping history and page-turning storytelling
Intensely moving, with an unforgettable climax that will touch the hardest heart
Furiously readable - it's hard to put Sashenka down. The glory and tragedy of her story remains long after the last page is turned
Intricate, fast moving... by the time I put the book down, long after midnight, I was in tears * THE TIMES *
If you're fascinated by twentieth-century Russian history, you'll be intrigued by the tale of Sashenka, a loyal Communist wife married to a powerful party member, whose life starts to unravel when she embarks upon an affair...The author is a noted historian, and this novel is full of fascinating, meticulously researched detail about Russian life. * Daisy Buchanan *

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“Sashenka”

The first part of the book didn't grip me, as I didn't really care about the heroine at all. A bit too much emphasis on how beautiful she was and she just struck me as being a naive and slightly silly school... More

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